These are digital images taken during the United States Air Force graduating class 2010 just before the young men and women were commissioned as Officers of the United States at the Air Force Academy.
The cadets are sworn in to become commissioned officers.
The infamous hat throw…..I really love this photograph.
It really is exciting watching this part of the graduation. What is very cool is the cadets will put money inside their hats. Children under the age of 10 come down on the field to pick up a hat to keep with the money inside.
I love this picture of the cadets enjoying their achievement. The hugging, smiling and their hands waving in the air.
In this photograph I can see my son smiling broadly….he successfully graduated from the United States Air Force Academy May 2010.
The air show last for about an hour. I captured many pictures of the graduation. It was an exciting experience. We are proud parents of an cadet who became an commissioned officer of the United States Air Force.
The planes literally flew over our heads……
The degree is the most precious reward for the cadets hard work. Education is life long and is available for all age groups. It does not matter how you obtain an education, be it through self development, self studying, a higher learning institution or the means streets. Be teachable and have an open mind. The mind is an terrible thing to waste is true.
Canon EOS Mark II 5D Photo edited in Adobe Photoshop CS3.